July 7, 2003 |
The Connecticut Sun overcame a 16-point second-half deficit to defeat the New York Liberty, 62-58, Sunday in front of 6,154 at Uncasville, Conn. Nykesha Sales and Shannon Johnson sparked the Sun's second-half rally. They each scored six points during the final 3:27. An 18-foot jump shot by Sales with 1:15 left gave the Sun a 57-55 lead. Her two free throws with 18.2 seconds left clinched the victory. Sales finished with 14 points and became the 21st player in WNBA history to reach 2,000 points.
June 14, 2003 |
Shannon Johnson scored 24 points and had six assists to lead the Connecticut Sun to an 84-70 victory over the Washington Mystics on Friday night. Johnson had 19 of her points in the first half, and Nykesha Sales finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds as Connecticut (4-2) controlled the inside game and recorded its second victory at the Mohegan Sun Arena. Coco Miller scored 17 points for Washington (2-4).
October 4, 2004 |
The Connecticut Sun are heading to the WNBA Finals for first time. Taj McWilliams-Franklin's 18 points and nine rebounds Sunday at Uncasville, Conn., led the Sun to a 60-57 victory over the New York Liberty for a two-game sweep of the Eastern Conference finals. "I thought she kind of willed us to win between her rebounding and her help on defense," Sun Coach Mike Thibault said of McWilliams-Franklin.
June 23, 2010 |
AT WASHINGTON When: 4 p.m. PDT. Where: Verizon Center. On the air: WNBA.com. Records: Sparks 3-8, Mystics 7-4. Record vs. Mystics: 1-0. Update: With Candace Parker out for the season because of a dislocated left shoulder, first-year Sparks Coach Jennifer Gillom said she's going to use the team's two-game trip as an "evaluation period" to determine whether signing free agents is necessary....
September 3, 2005 |
Lindsay Whalen scored 27 points, and Nykesha Sales grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds to lead the Connecticut Sun to a 75-67 victory over the Detroit Shock on Friday night and a sweep of their first-round Eastern Conference series. Connecticut beat the best rebounding team in the league at its own game. The Sun finished the two-game sweep by outrebounding the Shock, 47-42, with a physical post game. Deanna Nolan scored 23 points for the Shock.
June 25, 2005 |
The Connecticut Sun overcame an 11-point, second-half deficit to win a matchup of the WNBA's top teams Friday night, dismissing the Sacramento Monarchs, 61-50, at Arco Arena. The Eastern Conference-leading Sun (9-2) produced a 25-4 run to take a 55-45 lead with 4:04 left. DeMya Walker scored 12 of her game-high 16 points in the first half for Monarchs (8-3).
August 31, 2003 |
Taj McWilliams-Franklin scored 16 points and Katie Douglas had 13 as the Connecticut Sun beat the Charlotte Sting, 68-62, Saturday to complete a sweep of the best-of-three Eastern Conference semifinal series. Shannon Johnson finished with eight assists as Connecticut, formerly the Orlando Miracle, advanced to the conference finals to play either Detroit or Cleveland.
September 14, 2012 |
Candace Parker scored 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Sparks to a 93-82 victory over the Connecticut Sun on Friday at Staples Center. Kristi Toliver added 18 points and Nneka Ogwumike had 17 points and eight rebounds as the Sparks recorded their eighth straight win at home to improve to 14-1. The Sparks (22-10), who had defeated Chicago on Thursday night, remained two games ahead of San Antonio for second place in the Western Conference. The Sun (22-9) suffered only its fourth road loss of the season.
January 29, 2003 |
The WNBA is betting professional women's basketball will be successful in Connecticut. The former Orlando Miracle, a team led by former Connecticut standout Nykesha Sales, was purchased by the Mohegan Indian Tribe and became the Connecticut Sun, WNBA Commissioner Val Ackerman said Tuesday. The Sun will be the first independently owned and operated team in the WNBA.